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Posted: 4/17/2010 8:33:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2010 10:19:38 PM EDT by RifleDog12]
Recently, a fellow Marine that I have served with was diagnosed with terminal (stage-4) brain cancer. The seizures have left him unable to work or support his wife, child, and unborn child. He has been given 5 months to live and is has changed his diet and moved in with family in order to best attack this cancer. However, even his best case scenario is bleak – with him barely making it to the birth of his currently unborn child.

Being that he is a Marine – and we do not leave fallen comrades behind, our platoon (and close friends) have established a trust for him and his family and created a website to fund it.

At http://www.jakesfund.com/ you can read about Jake’s story, get updated on the progress of his disease and/or treatment, follow the accomplishments of our fundraising, add personal pictures and/or stories, and perhaps donate a couple dollars to help out in Jake’s (and his families) struggle. In addition you can link this page to your Facebook and Twitter accts to let your friends and family know as well.

We realize everyone has their own personal struggles in times like these; this is why we only ask that you visit http://www.jakesfund.com/ and donate $1-$5 if you are able, and spread the word if you are not.

Suggestions for fundraising, advertising, and generally doing this better are both solicited and appreciated.

Thank You for your Time,

Semper Fi!

I ask that you please say classy as this is a serious subject. Also here is the local news coverage http://www.king5.com/news/Marine-Given-6-Months-to-Live-91282674.html
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:00:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:05:19 PM EDT
Prayers and cash inbound.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:07:08 PM EDT
<––-recently laid off, has two kids and a wife to feed, STILL DONATED!!!

Semper Fi

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:07:37 PM EDT
Thank you, everything helps.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:10:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:13:17 PM EDT
Two Suggestions:

Cross post in the WAHTF.

Bold the title.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:14:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkilletsUSMC:
Two Suggestions:

Cross post in the WAHTF.

Bold the title.


Will do. Pass this on to family and friends as well everyone.

Semper Fi

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:15:37 PM EDT
In on page 1 for a worthy cause.

Donated

Come on arfcom lets do this! The man signed up to give his life for this country if thats what to took to keep us safe and our way of life intact.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 10:20:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2010 10:20:09 PM EDT by 82ND-ABN]
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